Trivia / Benny & Joon

  • Breakaway Pop Hit: "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by The Proclaimers. It has been released a few years prior on their album Sunshine On Leigh, but it didn't become popular after Mary Stuart Masterson, a fan of the band, insisted it be used.
    • To a lesser extent, "Have A Little Faith In Me" by John Haitt.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Sam is played by Johnny Depp.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Julianne Moore, William H. Macy, and Oliver Platt play supporting roles before becoming bigger names later.